Magistrate Desmond Nair has adjourned the bail hearing of Oscar Pistorius for "a few minutes" and the athlete has left the courtroom.
In a summary lasting more than an hour and covering a brief history of bail in South Africa, he said:
"The issue of bail is not guilt, but determining whether it is in the interest of justice that the person be released."
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